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Aug 27: AASL lauds six programs: Programs align with association’s values, mission

CHICAGO – The Affiliate Assembly of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the following programs based on their support of the profession and their alignment with AASL's learning standards and program guidelines and principles expressed in AASL's mission and...

Aug 27: AASL President embarks on national tour of outstanding school library programs

CHICAGO – Until May 2011, all donations made to the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) "Friends of AASL" campaign will help underwrite the travel of AASL President Nancy Everhart as she completes her Vision Tour. Donations to the Vision Tour can me made at...

Aug 26: Sign up for the smartest card of all – a library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - Academic success has never been more affordable – in fact it’s free. Parents can help open the door to lifelong learning for their children by signing them up for the smartest card of all - a library card.

Launched...

Aug 26: Librarian salaries jump 3 percent in 2010

Survey reports mean librarian salary $60,734, median $55,883 in 2010

CHICAGO – In the midst of tough economic times, job shortages and cutbacks, a report shows increases in library salaries.

The 2010 edition of the "ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian - Public and...

Aug 24: Nominate your librarian for Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award today

Deadline is Sept. 20

CHICAGO – Show your librarian your appreciation by nominating him/her for the 2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of...

Aug 24: ALA announces theme and titles for new round of Great Stories CLUB

Book club program will target underserved, troubled teen populations

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced the theme and book titles for the fourth round of...

Aug 23: Voting open through September 17 for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens to get out the vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the...

Aug 19: ALA Office for Diversity seeks applicants for Discovering Librarianship recruitment program

CHICAGO— The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program offers a unique opportunity for early career librarians to participate in a recruitment initiative focused on bringing ethnically diverse high school and college students to careers in libraries.  “...

Aug 19: BCALA honors members at 7th National Conference of African American Librarians

CHICAGO—The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association, presented five awards during its 7th National Conference of African American Librarians, held Aug. 4-8, 2010 in Birmingham, Ala.

The BCALA Library Advocacy...

Aug 19: OHIONET supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—OHIONET, on behalf of academic, public, school and special libraries in Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $1,500.

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr....

Aug 16: Bentonville (Ark.) Public Library hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 30 new Americans

CHICAGO – The Bentonville (Ark.) Public Library recently hosted a United States Naturalization Ceremony to mark the beginning of The American Dream Starts @ your library grant program. This American Library Association (ALA) initiative supports literacy services for adult English language...

Aug 13: AASL hosts coffee chats on national institute

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) held its first coffee chat session designed to help school librarians learn more about its national institute, Fall Forum.  "In Focus: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning," will be held Nov. 5-6, 2010 in Portland, Ore. More...

Aug 12: YALSA offers readalikes for “Mockingjay”

CHICAGO - As Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy ends this month with the release of “Mockingjay”on Aug. 24, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), can help parents, librarians and...

Aug 12: YALSA names Teen Read Week™ Mini Grants winners

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of its 10 Teen Read Week Mini...

Aug 12: YALSA President responds to Time’s “The Case Against Summer Vacation”

CHICAGO — Kim Patton, president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, delivered a statement to Time in response to its article, “...

Aug 12: California Library Association supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The California Library Association (CLA), a chapter of the American Library Association, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $500.

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr. Camila Alire, ALA President-Elect...

Aug 10: LSSC accepting applications for course subsidies

CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program is accepting applications for 55 subsidies of $200 from LSSC candidates to enroll in and complete LSSC-approved courses. Candidates who receive a subsidy award will receive a $200 reimbursement after they pay for, and complete,...

Aug 10: Create your own story during National Library Week with the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

Apply now to win $3,000 for your library

CHICAGO - Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2011 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best...

Aug 10: Nominations sought for 2011 RUSA achievement awards

CHICAGO—Nominations are now being accepted for the many achievement awards and conference travel grants offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA, which represents librarians and information service professionals in...

Aug 10: Tips to green your routine, behind the scenes drama at Stephen Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio, I Love My Librarian Award featured  on @ your library website

CHICAGO - An article by Rebecca Walden on realistic and surprisingly simple tips you can use to live sustainably and a story about the innovative new Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, which opened recently at the Richmond (Calif.) Public Library, are featured on...

Aug 10: Owens receives 2010 DEMCO/BCALA Award for Excellence in Librarianship

CHICAGO—Dr. Irene Owens, dean of the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University, has been awarded the 2010 DEMCO/BCALA Award for Excellence in Librarianship.The award was presented at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s 7th...

Aug 09: Registration deadline approaching for 2010 LITA National Forum

CHICAGO - The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2010 LITA National Forum, "The Cloud & the Crowd," to be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 at the Hilton Downtown in Atlanta, Ga. Now is your opportunity to...

Aug 06: Teaching information literacy to college students

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of the second edition of “Teaching Information...

Aug 05: ALSC funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar Sylvia Franco

CHICAGO – As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is supporting Sylvia Franco as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Franco is attending the University of Texas at Austin School of Information.

“Teaching kids...

Aug 05: Friends groups: Fill out a survey for a chance to win with ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA – ALTAFF is conducting a survey for Friends groups at http://altaff.countingopinions.com through Sept. 30, 2010.

This survey will...

Aug 04: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference, Cyber Zed Shed, Poster, Roundtable proposals

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting Cyber Zed Shed presentation, Poster Session, Roundtable Discussion and Virtual Conference Webcast proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 conference to be...

Aug 04: ALSC announces Bound to Stay Bound Books and Melcher Scholarship winners

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 2010 recipients of the Frederic G. Melcher and Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarships.
The scholarships are awarded annually to students who plan to...

Aug 03: Norma Blake elected ASCLA vice president/president-elect

CHICAGO—Norma E. Blake has been elected to serve  as vice president/president-elect of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Blake has served New Jersey libraries for more than 30 years and has been the New Jersey State Librarian for the last nine...

Aug 03: Call for proposals for ASCLA online professional development series

 

CHICAGO—The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks proposals for presentations for its 2011 Virtual Convergence—a series of professional development webinars that will be held in January 2011 immediately following the ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting....

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